Opportunities in API and Microservices for Enterprises
API and Microservices are two that you will come across frequently. The two are often used together but don’t quite mean the same. API and Microservices are extremely important in modern-day web applications.
The differences between API and Microservices:
Microservices: Often you will hear the word architecture being appended to Microservices in web apps. In Microservices type architecture, functionality is broken into smaller segments and each is called a Microservices. The opposite of Microservices architecture is a singular application that is self-sufficient – popularly known as monoliths. In simpler terms, Microservices is a collection of applications bundled together loosely. Microservices are important and have important functions.
When an application is broken down into parts, there arises an important issue – making each individual service communicate with each other in a flawless manner. Herein starts the connection between the two – Microservices and API.
API: API stands for Application Programming Interface. The important word is ‘interface’. It should now be clear, that APIs are simple communication doorways for applications to establish connectivity with each other. API has been around for a long time; ever since computing started. Over the years, however, API is more precisely called web APIs that enable business-to-business applications.
How to Make the Best of APIs?
Improve productivity – Developers can use API for creating new products – makes prototyping easy and uses it many times over. It avoids reinventing the wheel again and again by developers and wasting valuable time. A recent report says that enterprises are leveraging APIs and increasing productivity by up to 60%.
Save Money – APIs help businesses save a lot of money. The ability to reduce the development time has a direct impact on implementation time. You save money that is spent on employing programmers, testing, and development. In API models, developers can get ready codes from third-party vendors and save time, which in turn saves money and development costs.
Improves connectivity and collaboration – APIs make internal communication easy by improving collaboration level and hastening communication. The core purpose of API is connectivity – it can be used for sharing data across platforms of various types. Since companies use myriad types of software and independent applications, API comes in handy when they all need to be consolidated into a single usable program.
Encourages innovation – enterprises find APIs as boosters for supercharging innovativeness; improves marketing – it is ideally suited for advancing marketing efforts and penetrating into unexplored areas; collecting data and intelligence for analytics becomes easier; creates new revenue opportunities for enterprises; product capabilities improve enormously.
Isoftcell has been in the development of APIs for more than a decade with exposure to a wide range of user industries such as aerospace, automobile manufacture, logistics and transportation, healthcare, travel and tourism, analysis, and weather forecast.
Most of our clientele are repeat customers who come back to us again and again for all their API requirements. For us, no customer or project is too small or too big to handle.